These ethnic groups are diversified by varying factors including culture, language, beliefs and even food choices. Although Nigeria is diverse, food among other things have a way of unifying the people.
Western influences have, however, transformed the Nigerian culture in many ways including eating habits. We have become comfortable with canned, frozen and well packaged food found in supermarkets and malls.
Interestingly, we have so many foods and are creative with them, which is why we can adopt anything that is not ours and come up with interesting stuff. We have our adopted jollof rice which doesn’t have its roots in Nigeria but many of us are not aware of.
Since we have Nigerianized it, we can afford to have social media wars with Ghana to prove that the Nigerian jollof rice is better.
The Nigerian chapman is something else I recently read of. Until I did, I never imagined that Nigeria had its own variant of chapman. How many other dishes have we colonized? The list is a handful.
There are, however, some Nigerian foods that we most likely did not “colonize” because they are peculiar to certain parts of Nigeria. You may also want to try them out.
You might want to try some of these numerous recipes, below is a few Nigerian traditional recipe you should try this weekend.
Iyan (pounded yam) and ishapa
Starch and Banga soup
Fufu and ofe owerri
Eba and Edikangikong
Abacha and Ugba
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